Predicting the course and impact of the Covid crisis in the new year

Andrew Noymer is an associate professor of population health and disease prevention with the University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health.  He predicted that, “The pandemic in 2022 will have another winter wave, less severe and less deadly than in winter 2020-21, but nonetheless still significant, and, in most places, more concerning than the ‘Delta [variant] wave’ of summer 2021. Omicron is a variable here, but even without Omicron, there will be a winter wave.”